“The Frog Prince” is a classical fairytale about a prince who is turned into a frog by an evil witch. In order to break the spell a good princess had to grant him one wish. Luckily the youngest princess in the kingdom came to play near the lake every day so the frog got he’s chance to become a prince again.
The moral of the story is to think twice before making promises we can’t keep. The princess had to listen to her father in this case because it is rude not to keep her promise but in the end she got a beautiful prince for her husband.
Except for keeping her promise the princess had to be responsible for her actions. She told a lie to the frog so her father got angry because she cared more about her ball while she judged the frog by his appearance and not kindness.
Time: once upon a time
Once upon a time a beautiful princess lived. She was the prettiest of the three sisters. Her beauty made the sun stop to shine upon her. She wanted to play by the lake with her golden ball. She would do it every day because she enjoyed it. Once she accidentally dropped the ball to the lake and it sunk. She started crying and got desperate.
Her cry would soften even those who don’t have a heart because it sounded so desperate. It even woke a green frog that jumped straight to her. He asked her why was she crying so loudly and she told him about her missing ball. She didn’t know how to reach the ball and she was so sad she couldn’t stop crying.
The frog told her not to worry because he was here to help. Of course he asked her what will he get in return and the princess told him he can get anything without thinking it twice. She told him she could give him jewels, clothes and even a smaller castle. The frog told her none of it was necessary because all he wanted was her company, dinners together and to share a pillow with her. If she said yes he would bring her ball back.
The princess agreed even though she had no intentions to keep her promise. When the frog got her ball back she just laughed and ran to the castle thinking the frog’s demands were a joke.
The next day the princess had dinner with her father. The food was served on golden plates and they had golden cups. Soon the frog appeared on the door and demanded the princess to keep her promise.
The princess wasn’t thrilled with his visit and she wanted to kick him out but her father was curios. She told him the whole story and her father was angry that she didn’t keep her promise and was ready to kick out an innocent animal that helped her out on the street.
The king allowed the frog to dine with them so he enjoyed the delicious food and took everything he could reach with his though. The princess was repulsed by his behavior but had to keep her promise.
After a delicious dinner the frog went to rest. He asked the princess to take him to her room so he could rest in her comfortable pillow. She became more and more desperate because she had to sleep next to the sticky frog. Her father warned her one more time that she had to keep her promise.
The frog fell asleep but the princess stayed up all night. All she could think about was that green creature laying next to her.
The next day when the sun appeared the frog got cheerfully out of bed. He offered the princess a deal. He told her that if she kisses him he’ll disappear for good. She thought about it and accepted. She puckered her lips and gave him a kiss. She yelled that it’s over now and that he should go away.
After everything the ugly frog turned into a beautiful young man. The princess was astonished by his appearance. She couldn’t believe that such an ugly frog could turn into such a beautiful young man.
He started teasing her and telling her he’ll disappear forever. Despite the deal he asked her if she would accept to live with him instead of the ugly frog.
She accepted and he told her how he became a frog because of a spell cast by an evil witch that could only be broken by a princess granting his wish.
They got married and lived happily ever after.
Characters: princess, frog (prince), father
Princess – young girl that was a bit clumsy and lost her ball in the lake. A green frog helped her and she promised to grant him his wishes if he takes her ball out of the lake. When he told her his wish she thought he was kidding but he wasn’t. He wanted to live with her in the castle. When she kissed him a miracle occurred.
Frog (prince) – a young man who was under an evil witch’s spell. She turned him into a frog and when he saw the princess by the lake he finally got his chance to become a human again. He was wise and came with a plan to get his life back with the help of the princess. When she kissed him he wasn’t a green, ugly, sticky frog anymore. He was finally a beautiful prince he was and he married the princess.
Brothers Grimm Biography
Thanks to the Grimm brothers many children enjoyed reading the stories of brave heroes that always win over the evil. The Grimm brothers are well-known German authors that, with a little help from the national stories, made fairytales that were enjoyed by the older and the younger.
The older brother Jacob was born in 1785 and died in 1863. The younger brother Wilhelm was born in 1786 and died in 1859. Both of them were linguists and philosophers. Jacob published a German grammar and together with his brother he published a German dictionary.
Both of them studied law in Marburg and during that period both of them criticized the King Ernest August I. and because of that, they could not end their school because they were banned. Because of the inability of studying law both of them started writing fairy tales which made them famous.
They were collecting them and writing them together while Wilhelm gave them a final touch. Their fairy tales are known as stories full of wisdom and cheerfulness.
In the beginning, their collection contained 86 stories and through repeated publishing the number grew to 200. Some of their most famous works are “The Sleeping Beauty”, “Cinderella”, “Snow White”, “Rapunzel”…